The rainbow room at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the
'Heart-throb' installation in memoriam children who die in hospitals.
Final version of the commissioned piece for the Royal
National Orthopaedic Hospital in Bolsover Street, London, opened by
Prince Andrew. Shortlisted for the 2010 Best Use of Visual Art in
Cryptical is an installation,
made for the Glass Echoes
exhibition in the Crypt Gallery,
St Pancras Church. 2007. The title has several resonances: it means
‘of the crypt’; it means ‘hidden or secret’; and it means
‘enigmatic’ – all of which describe my piece. This derives from
the unseen fragility of the construction of my own body: the brittleness
of my bones and a spinal injury with an inscrutable medical name.
Materials: pāte de verre with
Dimensions: 80 cm X 84 cm
a mobiletriptych for CLA’s reception area and it expresses
the agency’s role in enabling the spread of creativity and learning.
The piece is a river of glass, made up of roundels and lenses meandering
across three frames (representing the authors,
illustrators and publishers on whose behalf CLA acts).
Its outline is that of the River Fleet which runs parallel to the piece
some yards away beneath the building.
optical lenses and kiln-formed
pieces; mixed techniques (silver stain, engraving, sandblasting,
enamelling, fusing and mirror silvering); oak frames
2.5 x 1.15 metres
is entitled ‘Comma Separated Values’ and shows an outsize
punctuation mark made of layers of optical lenses.
from context, it could be a comma, an apostrophe or a quotation mark.
This ambiguity is reflective of the way in which language, meaning and
vision alter according to perspective. In all performance, point of view
determines our interpretation of what we see and hear.
storyteller accompanies this piece and draws out the themes of ways of
seeing by demonstrating myths and fairytales with alternative endings or
opththalmic lenses fused at 720°C with some additional clear lenses
affixed. Wooden frame oil-gilded with aluminium leaf. 910 mm high x730mm wide, with base.
piece is based around the circle as a metaphor for the cycle of life. It
celebrates exuberance and asymmetry of pattern within a constraining
circular form. The patterns are drawn from primitive motifs from all
parts of the world as well as from photomicrographs of living organisms.
Within this arrangement is the human form; at times precariously wedged,
at others in harmony with the rest. They are bound by patterns that have
existed before they were born.
decorated with degussa enamels, lustres, engraving, inclusions and
metallising, with additional ruby glass roundels from MRJ
made of maple.